MANSUN FRONTMAN RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT SOLO ALBUM"
...his artistic flame has been fully reignited." 8.5/10 The Line Of Best Fit
As the frontman and songwriter of one of the most iconic bands of the late '90s, the creative force that brought the classic hit single "Wide Open Space" and the Number.1 album Attack Of The Grey Lantern with Mansun, Paul Draper's talent preceeds him. Mansun's four albums launched the band into a fervent cult following that has grown and holds an annual convention in the UK in the band's name. 2016 saw Draper's triumphant return with two new EPs to set the Mansun fandom aflame, including industry gatekeepers Steve Lamacq and Chris Hawkins for BBC 6 Music. He was supported further with playlisting on Radio X, a Q Magazine Track Of The Day, NME Track Of The Week, a feature from The Line Of Best Fit, and an exclusive remix from Public Service Broadcasting.
Spooky Action will be released in early August, preceding a sold-out headline UK tour, featuring the glistening syntheticsoul single "Things People Want" and warped voodoo psych grat-track "Don't Poke The Bear". Lyrically, it's a biting and brutally honest record - an autobiography set to captivating and addictive melodies.
Taking its cue from the two EPs and recorded in collaboration with Catherine AD (The Anchoress) and long time Mansun collaborator P Dub, the record's eleven tracks also veer through genres, from the warped, razored rock'n'rollin "Grey House" to the glorious widescreen analogue pop of "Jealousy Is A Powerful Emotion". Spooky Action represents Draper's strongest, most consistent set of songs to date - a lifetime's work condensed into just over an hour of perfectly formed music.
The album will be released as a CD presented in a digipack packaging complete with a 16-page booklet and artwork by Steve Stacey, whose previous work includes Calvin Harris, Manic Street Preachers, Circa Waves and Lou Reed.
- Don't Poke The Bear [06:48]
- Grey House [04:43]
- Things People Want [03:58]
- Who's Wearing The Trousers [04:45]
- Jealousy Is A Powerful Emotion [05:38]
- Friends Make The Worst Enemies [06:48]
- Feeling My Heart Run Slow [04:26]
- You Don't Really Know Someone, Til You Fall Out With Them[5.35]
- Can't Get Fairer Than That [03:13]
- Feel Like I Wanna Stay [02:45]
- The Inner Wheel [05:22]
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